Whether you want to paint realism or abstract, the backbone is your ability “to see” and recreate what you see.
Your ability to see and developing this ability, is all about design and being able to see and create pleasing shapes, designs, values, colour temperatures and other principles of design. Sometimes the differences are so minute, barely perceptible. Sometimes your job as an artist is to exaggerate to make sure your story is understood, sometimes your job is to diminish.
Learning to see is a learnable skill. After all, you can drive a car, write your name and you can knit, sew, hammer a nail and mow the lawn. Therefore, you have the ability to learn to draw – learn to see.
If it’s been a while since you last sketched, keep it simple, small and do-able – lemons, apples, cup and saucer, whatever is handy, just slow down, enjoy the process, concentrate and relax.
ciao cari pittori
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